WFD is currently an implementing partner in EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development (EU-JDID), a multi-annual programme funded by the European Union. The programme supports Jordan with its political reform process, including the promotion of inclusive policy and decision-making processes.
With a focus on engaging more women and young people, the EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development (EU-JDID) programme works at the parliamentary and political party level, as well as engaging civil society organisations and a credible electoral process. The consortium is led by the European Centre for Electoral Support and implemented in partnership with the European Partnership for Democracy, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy and the French Agency for Media Cooperation.
WFD is working to upgrade the IT infrastructure of Parliament to make it the most advanced in the region, to develop the capacity of research staff and committees, support the parliamentary blocs system, support outreach and engagement particularly of women and youth and to develop human resources structures and capacity. In implementing this programme, WFD has drawn on regional and international expertise including secondments from the Dutch and Westminster Parliaments, a mechanism that allows for longer term mentoring, experience sharing, and bi-lateral peer relationships.
- Supported the establishment of the first ever Parliamentary Research Centre in the House of Representatives
EU support to Jordanian democratic institutions
Planned end: March 2021